Padilla - Laguna Pueblo
Andrew was born in 1956 and began potting at about age
ten. He was first taught in the ways of the Santa Clara potters
by Reycita Padilla, his grandmother. Santa Clara styles served as
the basis of his art for about the next fifteen years. He began
experimenting with the white slip of the Laguna Pueblo, the home
of his mother, Gladys Paquin. Gladys coached him and his own style
emerged. Andrew makes beautiful pieces of art in a stark, brilliant
white. They are polished to a smooth perfection and are unlike anything
else being created in Pueblo pottery today. His most recent awards
include two second place ribbons at the 2004 Santa Fe Indian Market.
White slipped melon jar with mesa stair
step design lid. It measures 10 3/4" in height and 7 3/4"
in diameter and is signed "Andrew Padilla Laguna."Ca.
Gallery Cost: $2825. Does not include applicable
sales tax, shipping and packing cost.